Lori L. Cherup, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care

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Vectra 3D breast imaging in Pittsburgh helps pick implants

The Vectra  3-D breast  imaging system developed by Canfield Imaging  has transformed my breast augmentation consultation. The first step in the consultation is always a conversation with the patient about her medical history, and the benefits and risks of breast augmentation surgery. We then delve into her exact vision of what changes will be necessary… Continue Reading →

The Nicest Happy Plastic Surgery Patients? Why Do I Get Them?

I have the nicest happy  patients, and I guess I should presume they are Happy Plastic Surgery Patients.  I am so lucky. For every 1 patient that presents ultimately with  unhappiness and problems, I have 10 that are just a joy and are very happy and nice to me and my staff.  I have a… Continue Reading →

Botox and filler patients – Buyer Beware

Susan Mowry, R.N. and Dr. Lori L. Cherup have seen many Botox and filler complications recently of patients treated by poorly-trained cosmeticians, NOT board-certified medical professionals like us. Patients are often lured in by discounted prices on Botox and filler.  YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! At Radiance Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Clinic, we… Continue Reading →

Unhappy Plastic Surgery Patients

I have had painful experiences with 3 unhappy plastic surgery  patients in the past 6 months. The first patient developed an infection after a procedure that rarely results in infection. Unfortunately, because we can’t treat all infections with oral antibiotics, a starting course in the hospital with IV antibiotics is necessary to get control of… Continue Reading →

Treating Basal Cell Carcinomas

Skin cancer treatment of younger patients is becoming increasingly more necessary as UV exposure increases in the North American continent. Patients are presenting in their late 20s and 30s with basal and squamous cell carcinomas because of of sunburns in their childhood and teens. I believe traditional excision with margins or Moh’s surgery for lesions… Continue Reading →

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Testimonial 1"I have had both tummy tuck and a back lift surgeries at Radiance. The outomces far surpassed even the most imaginative dreams. I couldn't be more thrilled!...

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Testimonial 1"I love the staff and Dr. Cherup. I would never go anywhere else. The only issue that I had was I wrote the check for my upcoming procedure and asked if it was possible...

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